ECU added another insurance run in the bottom of the seventh to go up 7-2. Caton singled through the right side and was put out when Grace reached on a fielder’s choice. Grace advanced to second on a pass ball to put him in scoring position for Lavender’s single to the right side. Sutherland scored the final run of the game with a single to right field.
The Tigers held OC scoreless in the eighth, but allowed a run in the ninth before ECU ended the game on a double play for the 7-3 final.
ECU will return to Great American Conference action today and Saturday when they travel to Southern Nazarene. Today’s game is set for a 2 p.m. start and a double-header is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m.
Women’s Tennis Returns Home for GAC Match
ADA – After going 3-2 a week ago, the East Central University women’s tennis team will be at the ECU Tennis Courts, Saturday, March 23 for a 1:30 p.m. match with Arkansas Tech.
The Lady Tigers (3-4, 1-0 GAC) played five matches last week after being idle for two weeks. Saturday’s match starts the bulk of the ECU season. The Lady Tigers will play 11 matches over the next month.
The Golden Suns are currently 5-3 overall and 3-0 in the GAC after winning their last four matches, all at home. ATU has not been on the road since Feb. 24 and is 1-2 when playing away from home this season. The Golden Suns last match was a 9-0 win over John Brown (March 14).